Playing with Fire is an upcoming 2019 American comedy film directed by Andy Fickman from a screenplay by Dan Ewen and Matt Lieberman. The film stars John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, and Judy Greer.
Playing with Fire is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019, by Paramount Pictures.
- John Cena as Jake “Supe” Carson
- Keegan-Michael Key as Mark
- John Leguizamo as Rodrigo
- Brianna Hildebrand as Brynn
- Dennis Haysbert as Commander Richards
- Judy Greer as Dr. Amy Hicks
- Christian Convery as Will
- Finley Rose Slater as Zoey
- Tyler Mane as Axe
- Edoardo Carfora as Jim
The film was announced in October 2018 when John Cena was cast to star in the film.Andy Fickman was hired to direct the next month.
By January 2019, Brianna Hildebrand, Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Leguizamo joined the cast. Filming began on February 4, 2019, in Burnaby, British Columbia, and concluded on March 29.
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable.